Who We Are and How You Too Can Find a Place
Jesus lived in a troubled time; but he announced the dawning of a new era, God's reign of justice and peace.
He defied the powers that opposed God's reign by reaching out to all the victims of these powers. He gathered a company of followers, teaching them how to live in the freedom of this new era. But the world turned against him; his followers abandoned him; and the authorities executed him as a threat to the peace, in about 33 AD. from the dead! - The one who had risen to them and, through them, to the world. They were now convinced that God had rejected the judgment against Jesus and yet had absorbed the pain of it. By giving Jesus a new life, God validated everything Jesus stood for and gave his followers a new life in solidarity with him and with those he sought to serve. They began to see this new kind of life as the world's true future; others caught the vision and joined them. Thus began an historic movement inspired by this Good News.
We are people bound together because we follow the way of Jesus Christ.
We recognize the presence of God in Jesus and see his way of life as God's way toward a world transformed by love.
We tell his story, from generation to generation, convinced that we must follow him and embody his vision.
Come and get to know Jesus by getting to know people whose lives are being shaped by this Good News.
Discover the Spirit of Jesus and see what God is really like.
Experience what it means to be part of Jesus' deepening impact on the world
by belonging to a community of his followers.
Save the Date - Friday, April 27 - Service Auction
Put this on your calendar now. You don’t want to miss this fun-draiser.!
Another exciting evening for you while raising funds to support our outreach ministries. Watch for details in the coming weeks.
Would you like to help? We need helping hands and willing hearts to handle ticket sales, catering, decorating, organizing donations and much more. Contact Marge Keller, email@example.com
Music for Sunday, January 14, 2108
Prelude: Andante in F John Stanley
Opening Hymn Blessed Jesu, at thy Word Hymn 440
Gospel Hymn Come down, O love divine Hymn 516 (10 am)
Offertory: 8 am Come down, O love divine Hymn 516 ; 10 am We Three Kings John Henry Hopkins, Jr., Jazz Trio -- Mason Gross (Rutgers)
Communion music: 8 am Adagio Antonio Vivaldi; 10 am HSH-201; HSH-219
Closing Hymn Ye servants of God Hymn 535
Postlude: 8 am Psalm XVII Benedetto Marcello; 10 am Take Five Dave Brubeck, Jazz Trio -- Mason Gross (Rutgers): Dave Mosko -- Trombone, Ian Young -- Bass, Ilan Eisenzweig -- Guitar
The Acolyte Overnight is tentatively scheduled for 1st Friday in March (March 2)starting at 6:30 PM through to Saturday with pick up at 8AM on Saturday morning.
The Acolyte Festival is Saturday February 10 (more information here) from 9:30 to 3:30 at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton; sign up is necessary so please let Jack Daniels know ASAP if you wish to attend.
I'm always seeking children age 7 and up that might be interested in serving as an Acolyte. If you have any interest or simply want to know what this is all about, please come to the overnight OR see Acolyte Master Jack Daniels.
Jack Daniels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
See the photos from this year: Epiphany 2018
On Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6th, Fr. Phil is going to do House Blessings. He is going to bless as many homes as possible in 24 hours with a goal of 100. He will need drivers and willing addressees to bless. It will mean blessing by quadrant, so with the Church as center point, the blessing will go as follows:
Friday 1/5 - 4 - 8 p.m.: Southeast - 8 p.m. -Midnight: Southwest
Saturday 1/6 - 8 a.m. to noon: Northeast - Noon to 4 p.m.: Northwest (see the map below if you don't know where you are)
To find out more about this project, follow this link >
I have reserved "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" for the months of January and February, with the consensus being that we all needed extra time for holiday activities. I will have it to distribute on January 7, with the thought that our next meeting will be Sunday, February 25, following the 10 am service. Please let me know if this date does not work with your schedule.
Happy Holidays to all! Suzanne
The recurring theme of the lessons and sermon on November 26 was from Matthew:
'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Here is a sample of what Church of the Holy Spirit is doing.
Thanks to June Filipski for the story and photos.
Culinary Angels continue to meet twice a month to prepare meals for those who have been homeless and now continue to receive support from Family Promise. Just before Thanksgiving, 45 servings of ham and potatoes were prepared along with many side dishes. Nine folks gathered for just an hour on a Monday evening to package all of the dishes. As you can see, the refrigerator is filled with eights bins of food ready to be delivered on Tuesday morning.
Wouldn’t you like to assist your church feed the hungry? For more information on how you can help, click on Culinary Angels under Serving Others.
Seamen's Church Institute: Christmas at Sea:
Thanks to the help of many parishioners, we were able to deliver 27 scarves, 9 fabric bags to hold the gifts, individually wrapped snacks and lots of sample sized toiletries. Katie and Karen should be recognized for the fastest crochet hooks, as they made the majority of the scarves. And a big thanks to whoever supplied the amazing number of dental floss samples.
Christmas at Sea is a fun way that we can support the myriad of mariners who work to supply us with the many items we use daily. However, Seamen's Church Institute also does very important work to improve laws and practices that protect mariners and increase the safety and security of the maritime industry. To learn more about the Institute, go to http://seamenschurch.org
The State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs operates Veteran's Haven North, a halfway house for homeless veterans, in Glen Gardner. The house is in constant need of consumable items which are presented to each new resident as they enter the program.
The following is a "Wish List" of their current most acute needs:
There will be a box in the church narthex labeled Veteran's Haven North for our donations to these men and women who have served. Thank you for your help.
Any questions can be directed to Judy Linger at email@example.com or cell number (772) 321-4885.
AudioFetch has been installed. For those needing hearing assist, this broadcast system works over our already existing wifi. You need only download the AudioFetch app on your smart phone or tablet and you will get live amplified sound through your ear piece. We ask members who have older unused smart phones to donate them - along with chargers etc, so members can use these dedicated devices.